Adaptations

Behavioral,Physiological, Anatomical

Anatomical Adaptions

Anatomy of a animal or creature that helps them, externally, thrive.


Viceroy Butterfly- Adapted to have the same looks as the Monarch Butterfly this allows it to not be eaten, as it's relative is poisonous to predators.


Monkeys- Adapted to have longer, stronger arms and tails to help them swing from branch to branch easier, longer and better.


Webbed Feet- Most amphibious animals have the adaptation of skin between each toe making them have webbed feet, This allows for easier navigation through the water.


Birds- Birds have the adaptation of wing span either to fly with less energy to to be more compact and faster fliers, to get away or to catch.

Physiological Adaptations

Physical, internally, adaptations made to make living in their environments better.


Camels- Camels have specialized kidneys to help conserve the most amount water in their system. This allows for better usage of the water and less of it being wasted on extracting unneeded materials from the camel.


Hearts- Each animal has it's own amount of chambered hearts to best fit their own needs. We have four chambered hearts to have a better metabolism and to prevent the mix of oxygen poor from oxygen rich.


Deep Sea Fish- Deep sea fish have special membranes and proteins to help survive and function in highly pressurized areas of the ocean.


Multiple Hearts- Squids have multiple hearts, one to feed the overall system and two forcefully to feed the gills allowing for better overall function and use of its body.

Behavioral Adaptation

Adaptations the Animals behave to in order to more successfully thrive.


Hibernation- Every winter animals hibernate in their dens and caves through the scarce winter. This decrease of body temperature and activity allows them to sleep for a very long period of time with the fat gathered. When they wake up, around spring, they can continue on a normal, hunting activity.


Migration- Also around winter, birds and fish normally migrate to where they were born to help reproduce and safely raise their offspring. This means they're in a better environment for the winter, increasing the species likelihood of survival.


Hunting in Groups/Alone- Hunting in groups or alone is all behavioral. Smaller more venerable animals behave in a way where they are all together so when they do get attacked, they can all gang up against the animal. Larger, more fierce animals tend to hunt alone. They need more food and don't require as much protection. Because everything is a competition there is no one to share it with.


Vibrations- When worms sense vibrations they either come up to the surface or burrow themselves deeper into the soil to get away from predators.